Official: Carlos Sainz joins Ferrari for 2021 season
Today it has been confirmed that current McLaren driver Carlos Sainz will join Scuderia Ferrari for the 2021 season after signing a 2 year contract with the team. After the announcement earlier in the week that Sebastian Vettel will be leaving Ferrari after 2020 it has blown the driver market wide open and Ferrari were seen to be making moves to find a replacement immediately.
After an impressive 2019 season with McLaren finishing best of the rest on the grid it has earned him a spot to be the team mate of Charles Leclerc. His role and future relationship within Ferrari is still unknown but he will be seen as a solid replacement for Vettel with great potential for the future.
Mattia Binotto: "With five seasons already behind him, has proved to be very talented and has shown that he has the technical ability and the right attributes to make him an ideal fit with our family."
“We believe that a driver pairing with the talent and personality of Charles and Carlos, the youngest in the past fifty years of the Scuderia, will be the best possible combination to help us reach the goals we have set ourselves."